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The dharma of dragons and daemons : Buddhist themes in modern fantasy

Author: David Loy; Linda Goodhew
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of David Loy's cutting edge presentation of a Buddhist social theory in The Great Awakening, this pioneering work of Buddhist literary analysis offers ways of reading modern fantasy-genre fiction that illuminate both the stories themselves, and the universal qualities of Buddhist teachings.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Loy, David, 1947-
Dharma of dragons and daemons.
Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©2004
(OCoLC)644277939
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; Hayao Miyazaki; Philip Pullman; Ursula K Le Guin; Michael Ende; Hayao Miyazaki
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Loy; Linda Goodhew
ISBN: 0861714768 9780861714766
OCLC Number: 55955149
Description: x. 155 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Fantastic dharma --
The dharma of engagement : J.R.R. Tolkien's The lord of the rings --
The dharma of time : Michael Ende's Momo --
The dharma of nonviolence : Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds and Princess Mononoke --
The dharma of death and life : Philip Pullman's His dark materials and Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea.
Responsibility: David R. Loy and Linda Goodhew.
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In the tradition of David Loy's cutting edge presentation of a Buddhist social theory in The Great Awakening, this pioneering work of Buddhist literary analysis offers ways of reading modern fantasy-genre fiction that illuminate both the stories themselves, and the universal qualities of Buddhist teachings.

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